Drove down to Rotorua and spent the weekend wandering around a bit of nature. Good weather, good company, a good time. Hit up the Redwood Forest on Saturday for a nice wander, plenty of trees as far as the eye can see. Decided to check out Okere falls on Sunday.
With a couple of old mates and some new ones, I spent a weekend walking up the Pinnacles. These are some shots from a quick 2 and a half hour hustle up and 3 hours down. Heading up was good until the stairs. I completely forgot how rough the stone
From Arataki to Whatipu DAY ONE We made it out to Arataki in the morning grouped up and headed off. The first day was fairly straightforward. Its the Waitak’s so plenty of hills and trees. Best view of the day was definitely looking across the dam. Once we got to
Camping at Mangawhai heads Some shots from the first morning up, a very foggy morning It was still super foggy when I got back and a fleet of paddle boards emerged after a trip to the surf beach. The rain cleared and we all hit the water. James teaching Jess
We were planning to do the Tongariro crossing that afternoon, but the weather started to get a bit wet and windy so we left it. Straight to the supermarket we went and during the checkout we experienced our first earthquake. It was getting to be too much excitement for one